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Gayle Forman

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About the Author

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, young adult author, who was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1970. Forman began her career as a journalist, writing for Seventeen magazine. Her work has since appeared in publications such as Details, Jane, The Nation, Elle, Cosmopolitan and The New York Times näytä lisää Magazine. In 2002, she took a trip around the world. The experience helped to form her first book, a travelogue entitled, You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World, which was published in 2004. Her first YA fiction was her novel, Sisters in Sanity, which was published in 2007 and based on one of her articles for Seventeen. Her other YA titles include: If I Stay and its companion, Where She Went; Just One Day, and its sequels, Just One Year and Just One Night. In 2015 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her titles I Was Hereand Where She Went. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: reading at 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival By Slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69292093


Tekijän teokset

Jos vielä jään (2009) 8,999 kappaletta
Where She Went (If I Stay, 2) (2011) 4,061 kappaletta
Just One Day (2013) 1,522 kappaletta
I Was Here (2015) 1,148 kappaletta
Just One Year (2016) 717 kappaletta
Leave Me (2016) 530 kappaletta
I Have Lost My Way (2018) 456 kappaletta
Sisters in Sanity (2007) 211 kappaletta
Just One Night (2016) 181 kappaletta
We Are Inevitable (2021) 153 kappaletta
If I Stay Collection (2014) 136 kappaletta
Frankie & Bug (2021) 100 kappaletta
If I Stay [2014 movie] (2014) — Writer — 78 kappaletta

Associated Works

My True Love Gave to Me (2014) — Avustaja — 914 kappaletta
Who Done It? (2013) — Avustaja — 133 kappaletta
Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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I thought this was a great read. It was very tragic and frustrating at times, but it was still hauntingly, and heartbreakingly, beautiful. Not going to lie, I teared up while reading it. This is one of those books that you want to see as a movie. This book would make a perfect movie, the ways it’s written, All the flashbacks. I could see it being portrayed with so much emotion and being kind of a dark film.

I loved all the name drops and references. I loved how unique her family was, but yet so normal at the same time. I loved how her and her boyfriend were so different but so happy together. This book left me thinking about it days after I finished reading it. It’s definitely one that sticks with you.… (lisätietoja)
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earthglows | 548 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 18, 2023 |
So I thought we were all set when the last book ended, but of course I had to read the sequel when we found one. Once again I was scratching my head at Mia's decisions. She left her boyfriend and he imploded. This one I think might have been from his perspective. She has to decide that she wants him back even after he'd convinced her to stay, which again feels obvious to me, but I'm not Mia.
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t1bnotown | 254 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 8, 2023 |
Mia's been in a car crash and is on the brink of death, so she spends a day choosing whether to live or die. Okay, that's oversimplified, she's thinking about her life, watching her parents and brother not be alive, seeing all the people who've come to see her, and remembering so much. She's not sure she wants to go on with her parents and brother dead. It struck me as strange - not that it would be a great loss, but that it might be too much of a loss to live with. She's finishing her senior year of high school and at a natural place to pull away from her family. She has a bright future and an important relationship with her boyfriend - to me it seems like so much to want, but I've never been balanced between life and death and maybe it would just seem easier to let go.… (lisätietoja)
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t1bnotown | 548 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 8, 2023 |
Representation: Minor character with Down Syndrome
Trigger warnings: Death of parents, a child and brother in a car crash, near-death experience, coma, suicidal thoughts, out-of-body experience
Score: Seven points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

I wanted to read this book for a while now and not long after I picked it up from one of the two libraries I go to and I noticed something, one issue (I'll get to that later) and the second is the book tried to be emotional. Tried. I don't know why, but I didn't shed a single tear during any part of the book, it might have something to do with the plot? It starts with the main character Mia whose last name I don't remember and everything appears fine until she was in a car with her family when it ended up in a car crash. That accident killed Mia's parents and brother Teddy but she survived and now she is in this out-of-body experience which happens for most of the story. Now that I said that the book straight up turns from a linear to a non-linear one once it started putting in some flashbacks. There were a lot of them which almost made up half of the book and they told me about Mia's life before the accident, her relationships with her parents, brother and even Adam, and let me let you two things, one, I've seen a character like this before but it's rare to see a teenage character like classical music and two, I've seen books like this before in the form of Last Chance Angel by Alex Gutterridge and Broken by Elizabeth Pulford but they don't even compare to this. The first few pages revolve around Mia being evacuated and being on life support but after that the book slowed heavily from there but that didn't decrease my enjoyment of this though I would like it better if I could connect to the characters more. In the end Mia wakes up after only 200 pages and afterwards there were a lot of bonus content which I enjoyed reading. The entire book is dated but then again this was published a decade ago so there's that.… (lisätietoja)
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Law_Books600 | 548 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2023 |



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